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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released statewide results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP).
Voters will again head to the polls for the party primary runoff elections on Tuesday, August 27.
The fourth Saturday in September is the day marked on the calendar for the 16th Annual Wing Dang Doodle Festival in Forest, and that day is quickly approaching.
Make no mistake, Sean Gerald accepted the job as head football coach at Morton High School to build a winning football program, but simply winning football games is not his only goal.
On August 7 Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed early morning raids at seven food processing plants across Mississippi.



The Mississippi Book Festival attracted locals

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

A beautiful homegoing celebration was held for Rev. Reginald “Reggie” Terrell Pinkston Monday, August 12th at Concord M. B. Church.  Pastor Rev. Henry Patrick officiated and delivered the eulogy, Constance Slaughter-Harvey was the mistress of order. Other program participants were Rev. Sheldon Thomas, Rev. Ava Harvey, Elder Thompson, Rev.




Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: We care Missions Food Distribution’s last date in August is Friday, August 23 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Morton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 29 Church Street.  All recipients of food boxes must provide proper documentation for all members of the household.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Aug. 21: Sandra S. Gunn, Ray M. Berry, Chris Gilmer, Cindy Smith, Eddie Pryor, Donna Rogers, Kris Shields, George W. Taylor, Jr., Scott Lindley, Amy Lane, Heather Burgess, Meredith Woods, Paige Harvey, Morgan Craig, Jerry Henry, Asher Mitchell, Kai Mitchell, Brian McCusker, Rochelle Gaddis, Scott Kelly, Greer Naudin



The Message

By PASTOR BILL MYERS,

A thankful heart

A thankful heart can and will change your situation (no matter how painful or hopeless it seems).

“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will praise you forever.” (Psalm 30:11-12)


Legal Notices August 21

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT  OF SCOTT COUNTY,
MISSISSIPPI

IN THE MATTER OF THE  ENLARGEMENT OF THE  MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES  OF THE TOWN OF
SEBASTOPOL, MISSISSIPPI

CAUSE NUMBER:   2019-00323

SUMMONS
TO:  ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN, AFFECTED BY,  AGGRIEVED BY OR HAVING  OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED ENLARGEMENT OF  THE MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES OF THE TOWN OF  SEBASTOPOL, MISSISSIPPI,  WHICH PROPOSED ENLARGEMENT WILL ADD TO  THE BOUNDARIES OF THE  TOWN OF SEBASTOPOL,  MISSISSIPPI, THE FOLLOWING UNINCORPORATED  TERRITORY, TO WIT:



ICE raids poultry plants

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

On August 7 Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed early morning raids at seven food processing plants across Mississippi. The raids included three Scott County processing plants and ultimately netted 680 illegal or undocumented employees in the state.



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